WOMAN AND BRASS BED - PENN STATE
PAPER SIZE 37.497 X 27 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE 32.497 X 22 INCHES
Penn State (GBE-PST-003) Early Works 1970, Woman and Brass Bed, State College, Pennsylvania Gary Bernstein graduated from Penn State University in June of 1971 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He had been a photo-hobbyist from a very young age, starting to make images with his parent's classic Kodak Box Brownie camera. It was on the Penn State campus that Gary began to hone his photographic skills and started shooting professionally while still an undergraduate. In 2013, Gary was asked to lecture via Skype to the photography classes at his alma mater, Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture. This culminated with a live lecture he gave at The Palmer Museum on the Penn State campus in December of 2013. This image of a girl in front of a brass bed, was part of a series of images that Gary produced of co-eds who were enrolled at Penn State. The photograph was lit by available light coming through a window behind Gary and to his right. It depicts the essence of much of Gary's work, in which the subject confronts the viewer with direct eye contact. The photograph was captured with a Nikon F affixed with a 50mm f/1.4 Auto-Nikkor lens on Kodak Plus-X 35mm black and white negative film. The image was converted to sepia by The Archives for this Limited Edition.